Search Results: "David Cay Johnston"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won't be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly damning indeed."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes aim at his longtime bête noire, "a modern P.T. Barnum selling tickets to a modern variation of the Feejee Mermaid." Read full book review >

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DIVIDED by David Cay Johnston
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A potent chronicle of America's 'extreme inequality, the worst by far of any nation with a modern economy.'"
Investigative reporter Johnston (The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, 2012, etc.) collects together writings from forty authors representing many different fields of endeavor to present a multifaceted picture of inequality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Investigative journalism at its best, as Johnston seeks to comfort the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable."
Veteran investigative reporter Johnston reveals how businesses, with the consent of government agencies, rip off consumers in plain sight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Without solutions, this remains little more than a list of grievances."
An exhaustive litany of federal, state and even local giveaways to the very wealthy, described in agonizing and depressing detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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JERICHO CAY by Kathryn R. Wall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 3, 2011

"Wall's tense mysteries and Bay's complicated love life will doubtless keep her fans coming back for more."
The South Carolina lowlands are a little lower than usual in p.i. Bay Tanner's newest case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMOTHY OF THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A journey well worth taking. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The Cay (the award-winning 1969 novel about racial prejudice in the 1940s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and 12-year-old Phillip Enright's journey back to civilization after his rescue from the island. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON by Craig L. Symonds
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1992

"A stimulating and absorbing biography of an undeservedly neglected warrior. (Illustrations; maps.)"
In a significant contribution to interpretive Civil War scholarship, Symonds (History/US Naval Academy) paints an engrossing portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A sobering, if episodic, case against an unproductive enterprise whose social costs are both steep and far-reaching. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A haphazard, albeit generally effective, exposÇ of the decidedly dubious blessings that commercial gambling confers upon host communities and the body politic. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >